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    Hey all,

    today is the day I worked for four years now.

    From 14 to 18 I worked in a meat company, cleaning 8 hours a week for 6,31 per hour forms where different kinds of products have been produced. After my school I went one year abroad, working for a project that was helping social and economical disadvanted people with help of sport in south America. One Idea was to figure out what I want to do with my live and what I would like to do later on. Indeed, the result was that I had the same problems to find this out after the year. So I started an industrial clerk training in the meat company I worked before to be on the sure side.

    After 2,5 years I the training was completed and as I had no real working experience and not my marks where not that good I started to work in a small wholesale company to gain some experience. In the end I got in contact to an Amazon Seller exporting the products to the US. I had to fill out tons of excel sheets with product descriptions and details. What I noted was, that his sales were incredible high and increasing, he nearly doubled his orders in each month. (Looking back I know that I was optimizing his amazon listings)

    And that´s where I noted that there must be more in the world than working for someone else. He had a VA in Philippines, giving him sales predictions, a book-keeping employee for the invoices and so on and his son working as “customer Care rep. He “just” had to find and order products.

    So I decided to figure out more about Amazon – consequence was that is very capital intensive and that I was not sure how to manage it. I had a really bad income. As I was bored in the afternoons I also started university on Tuesday from 18:00 to 21 hrs and Saturdays from 08-13 o clock + working 40hrs a week. Maybe a mistake, maybe not.

    But I started to look for possibilities to get some cash in and I found out that SEO and OM could be great options. After 6 month learning, reading and thinking, TMF finally helped me to execute. NOT in the sense that is suggested, but at least I executed. Result is that I am the owner of a sports website in a sport niche, with 30 EUR income and 300 visits per day. I have no clue how to monetarize this. And a few more niche websites.

    However, I quit the job at the wholesaler and started to work for an international service provider specialized on Pharma companies. I do not know why and how but I was able to develop from an Call Center agent to Supervisor to Process Manager in three years. I can work where I want to – home office is no problem and I like my current boss.

    Besides this I have a customer that i am consulting regarding his onlineshop. Project value is 5.000 Eur.

    So guys, I read as well Unscripted last year and now I am able to execute like both books suggest. I finished my Economics bachelor degree, have a decent net income and a lot of spare time.

    My Skills are
    • SEO and online Marketing
    • Niche research
    • Amazon knowledge (theoretical)
    • Amazon Kindle publisher
    • Spanish, English and German

    I can imagine 4 things:

    • Dropshipping online Shop
    • Online shop
    • Copywriting
    • I have found a problem in the pharma company I am working for, affecting other companies for sure. But therefore I would need to work together with someone able to create an SAAS-Application for me.

    I have problems to decide. Moreover it seems that I am not “The” executer, but as my biggest excuse in the past 4 years has been resolved yesterday, I am willing to act. I finished University. A thing I was working for four years now.
     
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    Thanks for your intro! And welcome to the forum :)
     
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    So todays 1st of July - a small recap of the last six weeks.

    First I started to search for niches that could be interesting looking at numbers like traffic, competition and e commerce know how (is the shop looking like 1990 or 2018, is it SEO-optimized or not).
    If I compare my results with this thread I can confirm that most topics are from the mentioned niches. I am currently investigating the entry barriers.

    Second I started a Green Belt Training at work. That will help me personally, career related and business related. And I hope to save the company I am working for up to 40K per year, but further math and calculation is needed.

    Third, I visited a fair for Sports - it was ok. I collected a few Business cards and had a good conversation with a manufacturer who may help me to find a dropshipper (one of his customers with a Brick and Mortar store that is running well, but has no online shop yet, due to lack of knowledge and age). I will contact the possible partners until Wednesday and let´s see what works. But why dropshipping if I could do this by myself? Well, the reason is that you need a certain volume - without volume no good price.

    The next days I am on a further workshop for learning to lead workshops, question techniques and as well process optimization. This is paid by my company either.

    At work everything is ok - no important updates.

    Best regards
    Chris
     

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